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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Calvin Charles Gallery
4201 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Members, Bring Your Banners for the Cameras!
U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell and Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will join Local First Arizona, the Scottsdale Gallery Association and Scottsdale tourism and business leaders for a press conference to announce support of locally owned Scottsdale businesses. Local First is increasing its efforts to encourage Arizonans to support local, home grown restaurants, shops and businesses which generates a greater economic impact on the local economy.
As part of the announcement, Local First Arizona will unveil its first Small Wonders map of locally owned retail shops and restaurants in Scottsdale. The Scottsdale edition joins the Phoenix and Tempe maps already in circulation. Additionally, in an effort to encourage Arizonans to support local restaurants and businesses, Mitchell will tour the Scottsdale Art Walk Thursday evening.
"In these difficult economic times it is more important than ever to support our local businesses," Mitchell said. "Buying local means strengthening our local economy, creating local jobs, and ensuring local, more sustainable economic development in our community. As we continue towards economic recovery it is important to help make Arizonans aware of the increased impact they can have on their communities by supporting local businesses."
Every local news station covered our Buy Local Week press conference and we are expecting a great turnout for this press conference as well. We invite our members to bring banners or signs to hold up behind the podium for the news cameras. It's a great opportunity to get your business in front of the local news media!
Join us this Thursday to show your support! Please plan to arrive by 10:30 a.m. if you would like to participate in the press conference. Feel free to contact Helene with any questions at [email protected].